This post is part of a sponsored campaign for P. King Duckling.
I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.
Teaching younger children confidence is something I’m still trying to figure out. Every day is a lesson, regardless of how many children I have, and each day brings something new. I know that while my daughters are only 3 years apart, they handle situations very differently. My firstborn is very sensitive and does not take criticism very well. My second born is feisty, and confident in her thinking, whether she’s right or wrong. While her defiance may be an annoyance on most days, I take it with a grain of salt because I know in the long run this skill may enable her to be a stronger individual. I don’t know if confidence is taught because I see two little girls who were brought up the same and have very different methods of working through situations. So, while I can’t teach my oldest daughter to be more confident, I can empower her in other ways to help her build her own confidence. I accomplish this by placing her in sports she loves- like basketball and baseball, and by having her join Girl Scouts. I feel that by learning that she’s good at something encourages her to be more confident in herself.
When it comes to shows my kids watch on TV, I can’t say that they stick to one show consistently. I know that when there’s something of interest on TV, all three of my kids ages 7, 5, and 2 stop what they are doing and watch. After hearing about the positive messages that P. King Duckling displays in the show, I decided to give it a try and see if it’s something my kids would be interested in. I put the show on and the kids watched the opening scene intently. I asked my oldest if she’s seen it before and she said she has, on Disney Junior, but only a few times. I asked her if she can tell me more about it and she said it’s about a silly duck who doesn’t care what others think about him, he will still be silly. I was surprised at that response and knew immediately this was a great start to an open conversation about your own image and how others perceive you.
After watching the show myself, I can see what she means about P. King Duckling being himself. He really is a silly duck who likes to explore his options and has adventures with Wombat and Chipmunks who live with him in the town of Hilly Hole. The story layout reminded me a lot of Dora the Explorer, and I later found out that it’s because Dr. Christine Ricci developed this show, as well as Dora! Some themes you can expect to see while watching P. King Duckling is overcoming challenges, feeling free to express yourself despite others’ views, using imagination, and not being afraid of limits. I can see how a show like P. King Duckling and it’s empowering messages can teach children about empowerment, free thinking, and hopefully result in building confidence. You can catch P. King Duckling on Disney Junior on weekdays at 8am, or check it out on Watch Disney Junior.
To celebrate P. King Duckling we are giving away a prize pack that includes:
–Flying Disk (like a Frisbee)